Experienced New York Lawyer for Visas and Citizenship

Handling Visa Applications, Hearings, and Appeals

Carol Wolfenson is an experienced attorney focusing exclusively on immigration and naturalization law from her office in New York City. She also has a full-service office in New Paltz, NY, providing representation to Hudson Valley individuals, families and businesses in Ulster, Orange, Dutchess and Sullivan counties. Immigration services also available in Wellington, Florida during the winter season.

Immigration / Naturalization

Hudson Valley Office

3 Bud Street

New Paltz, NY 12561

(845) 255-8400

New York Office

101 Lafayette Street 

Suite #10A

New York, NY 10013

(212) 594-5367

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

Carol Wolfenson, Esq Attorney at Law

For a person wishing to stay in the United States legally, whether temporarily or permanently, there are many more options and variations than you might think. Beyond common terms like green card and work visa, there is an entire world of special situations, exceptions, and opportunities. I encourage you to contact me, Carol Wolfenson, to explore immigration and naturalization options available to you.

I am deeply committed to helping people identify the most beneficial visa type for each situation, from millionaire investors and business owners to students and skilled workers.  My success rate proves the value of my experience and the decision to concentrate exclusively on immigration and naturalization law.

The federal agency once known as the INS is now called United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and it is part of the Department of Homeland Security. This change has had a notable impact on the practice of immigration law, including more frequent denials in Adjustment of Status applications.

It is more important than ever for your immigration lawyer to be experienced, knowledgeable, and personally committed to your case. In addition to securing legal status for clients' family members, my experience includes handling all processes and hearings for:

Nonimmigrant visas such as P1 visas for athletes and entertainers, H1B visas for professors and skilled workers, L1 visas for intra-company transfers sponsored by employers, E1 and E2 visas for treaty traders and treaty investors, F1 student visas, R1 visas for religious workers, and O1 visas for individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary ability
Immigrant visas for persons ultimately seeking permanent U.S. residency, including EB5 "millionaire investor" visas, EB1 visas for persons of extraordinary ability in their field, Visas for abused spouses under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Appeals in Immigration Court, as well as Hardship Waivers and Cancellation of Removal procedures, in which it must be demonstrated that a family would undergo extreme and unusual hardship if the applicant were forced to leave the country. In cases of a denial or ineffective assistance of counsel by a prior attorney, we file motions and handle administrative law hearings before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Even if another attorney has told you that your case for legal status or residency cannot succeed, your best next step may be to contact my office. On numerous occasions, I have been able to find a viable immigration path by asking different questions and exploring other options. In cases where we feel that we cannot do anything to assist you in your goals, we will be totally honest with you and explain why we cannot proceed.